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Welcome to The Client Centred Blog; Free content that shares a fresh approach to thriving as a financial professional in a rapidly changing environment.

This blog has its foundation in a new understanding of the human mind that gives you the ultimate platform for creating better results, thriving under any circumstances and living the life you want.     

I invite you to explore the materials, reflect upon how it relates to you and your business and enjoy the benefits.

Selling financial planning – your job is not to convince people it’s for YOU to be convinced

How many people come dancing into your office asking you to create them a financial plan? It rarely, if ever, happens, right? No one wants financial planning, just like no one wants coaching. Usually, there is trigger event that leads a client thinking they want a financial product, or a financial issue solved. So, instead…

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Creating a client centred culture, not a numbers driven one

Do you lead a team of people? Do you want to get the best from them but avoid the downsides of pushing them too hard? It has often been said that ‘an organisations greatest asset is its people’. I believe this has to be true because without people there is no organisation. But there is…

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Turning clients away – is it good for business?

Towards the end of last year, I was privileged to be invited along to a focus group for a financial planning client of mine. A group of the firms clients had been invited along to a half-day event where an external marketing agency explored with the group a number of important questions, including: *Why they…

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Twice the productivity, with half the effort and none of the stress

Is twice the productivity, with half the effort and none of the stress a realistic goal for you and your business? And whether you think it is realistic or not, how much difference would this make to you? Many business people, if not all, are on the lookout for edges they can apply that will…

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The nature of problem-solving in business

I remember 1998 for a variety of reasons but one of them was it was when I first hired a business coach. This, in turn, lead to me more than doubling my income in 3 months. Something that had not previously not seemed possible in such a short space of time. So, how did it…

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Where do you find new clients?

What prompted this article was recently reading that 70% of advisers are actively seeking new clients. I know from working for myself for over twenty five years and working with dozens of my own clients that consistently bringing on new clients can seem a big challenge. Typical questions that people ask themselves when wanting to…

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Without the fear, what would you do?

Fear, if misunderstood, is such a debilitating emotion. When I began my coaching practice it soon became obvious that the business and personal challenges that people experienced were almost always some kind of fear in disguise. I noticed that when people were stuck or struggling – to get clients, build a better practice, make a…

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The Most Effective Sales Programme Of All

A while back I met up for coffee with a friend who runs a business networking group. At one point our conversation drifted on to some of her members and what business they were in. She was telling me about one lady who had a business teaching people how to sell their services. The basis…

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Advising is from the head, impact comes from the heart

As an adviser, what do you consider to be the most important activity in your work? Most advisers, at least many of the ones I have spoken to, say that their most valuable time (and the time they enjoy the most) is spending time with their clients. This is when relationships can grow stronger, trust…

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Giving up the illusion of control

I am writing this piece whilst on a train back home from meeting a valued and trusted client in London. An idea for a new programme had occurred to me and it had been percolating in my mind. I had met with my client to ask, “What do you think of this idea?” Will the…

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